Sunday, June 26, 2011

Girls in BBV June 26th

The gorgeous Mary Van Note wearing a pink '60s dress from the shop. I love her dark hair with the pale pink, such a pretty combination! Check out her blog, it is always a favorite of mine :)

Photo Courtesy of Mary Van Note

 Photo Courtesy of Mary Van Note

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

How sweet is this cake? Such a simple design, with fresh flowers & stacked round layers. 
It inspired me for the newest studio set-up I've got a cluster of millinery flowers tucked in the driftwood. No denying that the photo also inspired my sweet tooth :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer

Happy First Day of Summer! It's raining here (boo!) so I've been cooped up all day, but tried to make the most of it indoors.
I celebrated by buying these shoes from Anthropologie,
Drank this cocktail,
Wore this face color from Bare Minerals,
& Watched this movie.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Girls in BBV June 19th

I have been a long time sponsor & reader of Fancy Fine & have thoroughly enjoyed seeing items from the shop make their way into Ashley's outfit posts. Her love for pretty vintage shows, she wears it so well! I highly recommend checking out her blog- you will not be disappointed!

Below, a vintage hat & pair of sunnies from BBV
Photo Courtesy of Fancy Fine

 Photo Courtesy of Fancy Fine

Friday, June 17, 2011


 I indulged a bit today & tried macarons from Sparkles Kitchen. I was sent four yummy flavors: rose, lavender, vanilla & coconut. They were all so delicious & wrapped up so sweetly, but I have to say that the lavender was my favorite-such a unique taste! 

I felt so delightfully French eating these pastel treats & listening to Brigitte Bardot on my iPod :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Collection

Being a lover of all things old, it's only natural that I have a collection or two. I was fortunate to find three identical pieces of the mint green/diamond blue tweed Samsonite luggage awhile back & have been searching around for the last pieces of the collection ever since. This morning eBay gave me a treat when the hat box was up for auction (just like the one in the photo above). One down! I'm still so upset I didn't snag one of the smaller sizes on Etsy that sold in '09. If any of you see another again I will amass you with hugs & pretty vintage!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tips & Tricks June 13th

I've got a little tip for your Monday to help preserve your current garments + any vintage that you own. Most of us have fallen victim to or have seen the tell-tale yellow underarms of a vintage dress or blouse. A huge disappointment! The yellowing is caused by antiperspirants, which, if not allowed to dry properly before putting on your clothes, will leave a yellow stain. Antiperspirants contain aluminum which will stick to the fabric trapping in oil, dirt, etc, causing the discoloration. I highly, highly recommend switching to a deodorant. Deodorants are more water soluble than antiperspirants & are aluminum-free. Tom's of Maine has a few excellent options. My favorite is the wild lavender, which has a sweet & subtle scent. 
I promise, you will be thanking yourself over & over again!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Girls in BBV June 11th

The beautiful Rebecca of Black Swan's Pond wearing a 1940's dress from the shop. Rebecca was the winner of the Bohemian Bisoux Vintage + Calivintage giveaway!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I found this pattern today from The Way We We Wear on Etsy  & am smitten. I can imagine so many ways to wear this blouse, & so more importantly so many fabrics I'd like to use in the construction. Wouldn't it be chic with a pair of high waist denim?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Girls in BBV June 4th

My apologies for the lull in posts! This has been a crazy/exciting/hectic week but I can tell you that next week will slow down a bit so I can resume normal posting :)
Here is Rebecca of The Clothes Horse wearing a '50s dress from the shop.